BUILDING COMMISSIONING

EAB is the leading authority in Total Building Commissioning, encompassing HVAC, electrical, plumbing and life safety. As experts in our field, the dedicated team that staffs our commissioning projects are separate from our testing and balancing staff. The two independent teams allow us to provide objective, third-party services to owners.

EAB serves as the owner’s advocate throughout programming, design, construction and warranty phases. In the programming phase, we make suggestions to the design team regarding operational criteria and performance metrics. During design, we can suggest alternative control systems and strategies to improve performance and lower life-cycle costs. Once the design documents are complete, we develop system verification checklists that document systems from procurement through installation, start-up and operational testing. Project specific functional performance tests match control sequences with equipment installed. We also test MEP system performance with all integrated systems — emergency power, stair pressurization and smoke control systems, plus any specialized pressurization for biocontainment areas, hospitals, vivariums, etc.

Our final documentation provides benchmarks for energy use, guidelines for seasonal operational adjustments, start-up and shutdown procedures and diagnostic tools to ensure comfort and deliver an optimum operating facility.

Leed Certification

LEED

Commissioning is an integral part of attaining LEED certification. EAB assists design and construction teams with fulfilling sustainable initiatives for various prerequisite requirements and credits for LEED New Construction: Core & Shell, Healthcare, and Schools.

IECC Code Commissioning

Since the adoption of IECC 2015 by the State of Texas and other jurisdictions, the commissioning process is required to be performed by an independent firm on the HVAC, lighting, domestic hot water and renewable energy systems in commercial buildings. EAB is uniquely suited to help Owners achieve compliance with this code requirement. Mainly applicable to the K-12 and higher education markets, EAB has provided value based, but comprehensive commissioning programs that ensure comfort and an optimum operating facility while also providing peace of mind that commissioning related code requirements have been met or exceeded.

IECC Code Commissioning
IECC Code Commissioning

IECC Code Commissioning

Since the adoption of IECC 2015 by the State of Texas and other jurisdictions, the commissioning process is required to be performed by an independent firm on the HVAC, lighting, domestic hot water and renewable energy systems in commercial buildings.  EAB is uniquely suited to help Owners achieve compliance with this code requirement.  Mainly applicable to the K-12 and higher education markets, EAB has provided value based, but comprehensive commissioning programs that ensure comfort and an optimum operating facility while also providing peace of mind that commissioning related code requirements have been met or exceeded.

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Energy Management

Whether a building has older HVAC and electrical systems or is a modern facility trying to reduce energy costs, our technically astute Commissioning Team can help evaluate energy conservation strategies and provide a value based approach to investigation, implementation and on-going operations to help building owners achieve their energy management goals.  With personnel certified by the American Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the Energy Management Association (EMA), our team brings years of experience and practical hands-on knowledge to help achieve an optimum operating facility.

Building Commissioning

Existing Building Commissioning

We also offer existing building commissioning, providing property owners and facility managers with a valuable tool for enhancing the operation of existing systems. Whether specific problems exist with MEPLS systems or energy conservation is a goal, our team of technical experts can provide guidance and technical assistance to ensure comfort and achieve an optimum operating facility.

Existing Building Commissioning

We also offer existing building commissioning, providing property owners and facility managers with a valuable tool for enhancing the operation of existing systems. Whether specific problems exist with MEPLS systems or energy conservation is a goal, our team of technical experts can provide guidance and technical assistance to ensure comfort and achieve an optimum operating facility.

Building Commissioning